The D&B Garden Show

September 17, 2016 - Debbie Cook, Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, welcomed Melinda Jean Stafford to her show this week. Melinda is the Campus Programs Coordinator and manages the Rooftop Bee Farm internship program at Boise State University.

Melinda joined the Garden Show to talk to Debbie and her listeners about beekeeping. With the cooler weather, bees begin going into ‘winter mode.’ Planning is key in keeping a successful hive.

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, welcomed Melinda Jean Stafford to her show this week. Melinda is the Campus Programs Coordinator and manages the Rooftop Bee Farm internship program at Boise State University.

Melinda joined the Garden Show to talk to Debbie and her listeners about beekeeping. With the cooler weather, bees begin going into ‘winter mode.’ Planning is key in keeping a successful hive.

Your hive population is generally becoming smaller as the queen is not laying as many eggs. This means your bees need less space through the winter months. Melinda explains this process along with how to feed your bees and keep them full through the winter.

Mites can be deadly to a hive. There are ways to treat and pre-treat your hive for mites. How thorough should you be when inspecting your hive during the cooler weather? Melinda shares some information on what to do and how often to inspect your hive. Listen in to what resources to access should you find your hive unhealthy.

 

 

Direct download: 20160917.mp3
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August 27, 2016 - Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, Debbie Cook, shared some great information about the upcoming Master Gardener class in Canyon County. All the information can be viewed on the University of Idaho’s Extension site by clicking here. Download and submit the online application to be considered for the program.

Have you signed up to receive pest alerts from the Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network? This valuable service informs farmers about the status of pest outbreaks occurring in their area. To learn more or sign up for pest alerts, visit the site here.

The Idaho Botanical Garden is offering Continuing Education Classes this fall. These classes regularly fill up quickly. If you would like to view the list of upcoming classes and sign up, please visit the IBG site here.

Debbie answered some great listener calls today. Listen in to find out the answers to some of these questions: Can I grow mountain huckleberries in the valley from seed? Is it a good idea to invite squirrels into my yard? What is the best method for drying grapes?

Direct download: 20160827.mp3
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